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Learning Outcomes: Synchronous Sessions vs. Discussion Boards

Last semester, I blogged weekly reflections about teaching online, and mostly I discussed changing discussion board topics and conducting synchronous sessions. At the semester’s close, I summarized my thoughts on discussion boards and synchronous sessions. This semester’s focus is a … Continue reading

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Taking @educonphilly into my Virtual Classroom

Two previous posts discussed my experiences at EduCon 2.8: Narrating Privacy without Fear and Listening to Voices. The entire weekend itself was valuable, but it would be a waste to merely attend, write about it, and then close my notebook, never … Continue reading

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Helping Students Write Worthy Discussion Board Posts

In an online course, the discussion board can be a place for lively dialogues among students. Ideally, the course facilitator only moderates by pinning model threads or by adding additionally commentary to guide students. If this doesn’t sound like your … Continue reading

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Building a Better DB Post with Surveys #eteachertool

Google’s Forms opened my eyes to a new way of getting input from my students. Five years later, I still use various online survey generators (Excel Online or ones in my LMS) to ask students communication questions (“When is the … Continue reading

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Talking Discussion Boards @GAVirtual

  Since it’s been a couple weeks since my last post, there’s too much to recap in one post, so I’ll address discussion board developments now, then synchronous sessions, and collaboration in future posts. What’s kept me away is that … Continue reading

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This Week @GAvirtual

Saturday, October 24, I visited Woodward Academy in College Park for the Microsoft Edu Teacher Academy conducted by Educational Collaborators. A big thanks goes out to Connie White, the director of Learning Design & Innovation at Woodward, for putting the event … Continue reading

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Last week teaching @GaVirtual (Happy Birthday!)

Last Saturday was Georgia Virtual’s 10th anniversary. It was great to see everyone in person. We learned about new tools and developments, and we celebrated 10 years of growth and great teaching. And we celebrated with amazing birthday cake. A … Continue reading

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This Week @GAvirtual

After another week of partial engagement from some students to daily engagement from others, I’d like to start this week’s reflection with a model of my students’ engagement. You see, there is a small core of students who communicate daily … Continue reading

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This Week @gavirtual

After a more-or-less quiet week, I’ve decided the bi-weekly assignment due dates create a slow week/very active week pattern for my students. Some turned in work, and I, as always, did due diligence grading and providing feedback, and for the … Continue reading

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GAVS – Creating and Maintaining Discussion Forums

Communicate 4.2.3 – Discussions The amount of engagement with discussion forums polarizes online learners’ attitudes of them. Either participants think forums are an invaluable component of the class, or they believe the class would instruct just as well without the … Continue reading

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